Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Not Corsica

Missed our early morning flight from Bristol this morning. Bit of a pain really as it meant we would also miss our connecting flight to Corsica. Got it sorted for the next day and instead of driving back home, decided to stick around and pick up a few bonus year ticks.
Tried for the Ferruginous Duck at Chew which wasnt showing. Flushed a Green Sandpiper off the bank at Herriots Pool which I think is a reasonable record for Chew.

From there went up to Slimbridge for the Lesser Scaup which was still there

Whilst watching this a Garganey flew from cover to land in the middle of the lake

before being flushed again

along with a Shoveler

No such problems for this Moorhen

Off up to Wales to do the Forest of Dean area but the weather slowly deteriorating. This Mandarin was on the Pool at Nags Head RSPB